The Walkway - (1312 West Lake Street)

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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby twincitizen » September 27th, 2012, 10:31 pm

Star Tribune wrote:Slim's last stand

The long-rumored closing of Cowboy Slim's in Uptown will come true Saturday night. Co-owner Chris Diebold said his landlord is proceeding with redevelopment plans, which call for another towering retail/apartment complex on the block.

Diebold said he's in negotiations to reopen Cowboy Slim's in the new building. But in the meantime, the bro-friendly bar will close with a bang.

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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby John » September 27th, 2012, 10:48 pm

twincitizen wrote:
Star Tribune wrote:Slim's last stand

The long-rumored closing of Cowboy Slim's in Uptown will come true Saturday night. Co-owner Chris Diebold said his landlord is proceeding with redevelopment plans, which call for another towering retail/apartment complex on the block.

Diebold said he's in negotiations to reopen Cowboy Slim's in the new building. But in the meantime, the bro-friendly bar will close with a bang.
Maybe I'm wrong, but my sense is Cowboy Slim's will not reopen here. They are going to have many expensive rental units to lease in this development, and I think they are going to aim for more urbane restaurant tenants. I suspect the developer is either humoring Mr Diebold a bit, or Mr Diebold is talking BS.
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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby ECtransplant » September 27th, 2012, 10:49 pm

Or keeping around to use to leverage higher rents out of whatever business does end up there

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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby John » September 27th, 2012, 11:01 pm

ECtransplant wrote:Or keeping around to use to leverage higher rents out of whatever business does end up there
Ah yes, capitalism at its finest! ;)

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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby seanrichardryan » September 27th, 2012, 11:41 pm

I would hardly call it their best design, those were 8 years ago. I think what everyone is looking forward to is a bit more density. Does this extend to Lagoon? If so, I'd like to see commercial fronting that street too.
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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby John » September 28th, 2012, 3:25 am

Yes, the building is anchored on both sides with retail fronting the corner along Lagoon. Maybe not the best design in BKV's history, but one of their better in the recent past IMO. I really like the building's predominance of retail on the street level on three sides. Not very common for that to happen in Minneapolis. Also, I think City Walk will help soften Mozaic's scale and act like a step down building to help better integrate Mozaic with the center of Uptown.

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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby min-chi-cbus » September 28th, 2012, 8:59 am

ECtransplant wrote:Or keeping around to use to leverage higher rents out of whatever business does end up there
That would likely do the opposite: leverage lower rents and other businesses of its kind. I can just see it now: "would you like to lease from us, Cartier?.....we have a Cowboy Slims interested in that same spot, so you should hurry!"

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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby Nathan » October 4th, 2012, 8:55 am

Slim's is all closed up, the patio aspects have been demolished. I hope they are ready with the shovel on this one!

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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby twincitizen » October 4th, 2012, 9:35 am

Does anyone know how this new building will interact with Cheapo? Will it be built wall-to-wall or will the alleyway be reestablished? Currently the space that would be the alley is just parking.

I'm like 100% sure this won't happen, but how cool would it be if McDonald's (sans drive-thru) moved into one of the retail spaces, freeing up their parcel for redevelopment?

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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby min-chi-cbus » October 4th, 2012, 10:01 am

twincitizen wrote:Does anyone know how this new building will interact with Cheapo? Will it be built wall-to-wall or will the alleyway be reestablished? Currently the space that would be the alley is just parking.

I'm like 100% sure this won't happen, but how cool would it be if McDonald's (sans drive-thru) moved into one of the retail spaces, freeing up their parcel for redevelopment?
YOu mean, like willingly (i.e. "free")? No chance. Would they sell for the right (high) price? Sure.

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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby Avian » October 4th, 2012, 10:03 am

twincitizen wrote:Does anyone know how this new building will interact with Cheapo? Will it be built wall-to-wall or will the alleyway be reestablished? Currently the space that would be the alley is just parking.
According to the plan the alley will divide the two buildings:
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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby Wedgeguy » October 4th, 2012, 12:15 pm

fotoapparatic wrote:Slim's is all closed up, the patio aspects have been demolished. I hope they are ready with the shovel on this one!
The windows are boarded up and there are several truck loads of sand and or dirt now on the parking lot in one corner I noticed this morning on my way to Rainbow. The dirt does not look like anything to do with a ground breaking though.

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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby seanrichardryan » October 4th, 2012, 1:28 pm

They had some kind of final closing motor-cross-rodeo. There were hay bales and a dirt track set up last week. My guess is that its remnants of that.
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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby Wedgeguy » October 5th, 2012, 8:27 am

seanrichardryan wrote:They had some kind of final closing motor-cross-ro
deo. There were hay bales and a dirt track set up last week. My guess is that its remnants of that.
Ok that would make seens. I knew nothing about the Slims closing, even with me living 6 blocks away. But I sure hope that they start to get the demo done soon so they can get into construction in the spring.

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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby John » October 6th, 2012, 3:34 pm

Wedgeguy wrote:
seanrichardryan wrote:They had some kind of final closing motor-cross-ro
deo. There were hay bales and a dirt track set up last week. My guess is that its remnants of that.
Ok that would make seens. I knew nothing about the Slims closing, even with me living 6 blocks away. But I sure hope that they start to get the demo done soon so they can get into construction in the spring.
This will be a pivotal project in the maturation of Uptown into what is really becoming the second downtown of Minneapolis. Now, what really needs to happen is for developers to build some more office space and a couple smaller boutique hotels.

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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby Nick » October 7th, 2012, 5:15 pm

Ahhhh I'm so excited for this to get going.
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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby John » October 7th, 2012, 6:37 pm

Thanks for the photos. This project is really going to change the feel of Uptown in a huge positive way. And it gets rid of a cheesy bar and vacant lot in one swipe!

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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby PhilmerPhil » October 7th, 2012, 8:10 pm

John, do you think this project will have an impact on Uptown? :D

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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby seanrichardryan » October 7th, 2012, 10:13 pm

Second downtown is an exaggeration. Second entertainment district perhaps. Retail district for downtown to envy, definately.
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Re: City Walk Uptown - (1312 West Lake Street)

Postby John » October 7th, 2012, 10:29 pm

seanrichardryan wrote:Second downtown is an exaggeration. Second entertainment district perhaps. Retail district for downtown to envy, definately.
Well, maybe it's better to call it a "satellite downtown " or something. Needs more office space and a couple hotels to get to that point. It's definitely moving in that direction.


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